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The Danger of Stress

Stress is your body’s way of responding to any kind of physical, emotional, or mental demand. It is a real or perceived threat to your mind and body which can wreak havoc both physically and mentally. When the body perceives stress, it commands the sympathetic nervous system to slow down. This results in increased hunger, […]

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Men Gain Weight When They Become Dads

A new study has found that women are not the only ones with weight issues when they become parents! The American Journal of Men’s Health published an article showing that men who became dads showed an increase in weight gain and BMI, while men who didn’t become dads actually lost weight. This gain may be […]

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Time to Start a Yoga Practice

Do you want to do something good for both your mind and body at the same time? Try yoga. Yoga is a mental, physical and spiritual practice which originated in India. The term yoga comes from the Sankskrit word “yuj,” which is defined as “to unite or integrate.” The practice of yoga focuses on the […]

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Are You Really What You Eat?

There is an old popular adage that states, “You are what you eat,” implying that in order to be fit and healthy you need to eat good food. While this notion is certainly true, it is complicated by our modern food supply. It is no longer enough to eat a balanced diet full of whole […]

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The Importance of Being Flexible

Flexibility is often under-used and under-rated in both the fitness industry and in life in general. Physically, a person’s flexibility refers to the ability of a joint to move through its full range of motion. It is important to attain a full range of motion to perform activities of daily living and to reduce the […]

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